Charles S. Davidson
Age 92 of Seaford, DE died Monday, March 31, 2003 at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro, DE.
Born in New Castle, DE in 1910, the son of the late Howard and Sarah Craig Davidson, he was a state agent for the Home Fire and Casualty Insurance Company for 39 yrs., working in Delaware, Georgia and Virginia. Charles graduated from the University of Delaware in 1933 where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was an avid gardener and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Kathleen Venable; 1 daughter, Noel D. Boraski and her husband, Steve of Richmond, VA; 1 son, Charles Bruce Davidson and his wife, Mary Jane of Roanoke, VA; and 2 grandsons, Derek D. Klock and Michael S. Boraski.
A service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 5, 2003 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Front Street, Seaford, DE. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, DE 19973.
E. Norma Minner
Age 79 of Harrington, DE died on November 11, 2002 at Milford Center, Milford. Service will be November 14 at 11 am at PRICE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Dorman St., Harrington, where friends may call, Wednesday, November 13 from 7-9 pm.
Honore S. "Nora" Chapman
Mrs. Honore S. "Nora" Chapman, age 91, of Gilpin Hall, Wilmington, DE, died on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at her residence.
Born in Wilmington, Mrs. Chapman was the daughter of the late Mark A. and Anna G. (Plunkett) Shaw.
She worked as a secretary for ICI Americas in Wilmington until her retirement.
Her husband, Charles P. Chapman, died in 1969. She is survived by her son, W. Thomas Inderlied of Scottsdale, AZ; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, November 14, 2002, at the chapel at Gilpin Hall, 1101 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE, 19806. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gilpin Hall.
Age 88 of Meriden, died November 11, 2002.
A member of Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Congregation and its sisterhood, and Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation. She was the loving wife for 64 years of Albert Klein; she will be missed by her devoted nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be 2:30 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in the Jewish Community Cemetery on Foulk Road. Shiva will be observed Wednesday evening at the resident of Barbara and Andrew Miller, 3 Stable Lane, Surrey Park, DE.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to either Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilm., DE 19808 or Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Congregation, Washington Blvd. and Torah Dr., Wilm., DE 19802.
Arr. by SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL
A resident at the Methodist Country House, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
She was 97.
Mrs. Woodacre had lived most of her life in Blackburn, England until a few years after her husband died.
She then decided to immigrate to the United States, where she would be near her only son, grandsons and their families.
She entered the US in May of 1988 and moved into the Methodist Country House. Kathleen grew up as the oldest girl in a large family.
Because of the ill health of her mother, Kathleen, as a teenager, assumed responsibility for raising her younger siblings.
Her fondness for children continued throughout her life and she took great pleasure in being with her 2 grandsons and more recently, her 3 great grandchildren.
Kathleen is survived by her son, Ernest Woodacre and his wife, Margo; her grandsons, David and Stephen and his wife Kristen; and great grandchildren, Kathleen, Evan and John.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 16, 2002 in the Methodist Country House Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES
Elizabeth P. Long
A native of Wilmington, DE passed away November 6, 2002 at Christiana Hospital following an automobile accident.
Mrs. Long was pre-deceased by her husband, Elmer, and son, Robert.
She was a loving mother and an active member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wilmington.
A memorial service will be held next Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 pm at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Sharpley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church in care of 900 Tatnall St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
Tamulah Messiah O'Connor
Age 2 of Wilmington, DE died Thursday, November 7, 2002 at home in Edgemoor. Service will be at 11 am on Thurs., Nov. 14 at St. Mary's Church, Washington St. and Lea Blvd, Arr. by BELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
F. Russell Ewing
F. Russell Ewing, age 95, of Elkton, MD died Sunday, November 10, 2002.
Born on April 30, 1907, in Providence, MD, he was the son of the late Fred and Emma Russell Ewing. A graduate of Elkton High School and Beacom College, Wilmington, DE he was a bookkeeper at Jessup and Moore Paper Co. and Walnut Valley Mill, both in Providence, MD, and Curtis Paper Co., Newark, DE, retiring in 1972. Mr. Ewing was a member of Rock Presbyterian Church, where he had served as elder and trustee and supervised the restoration of the historic Session House. Mr. Ewing was a past member of Rising Sun Senior Citizens and Elkton Seniors Bowling League and enjoyed researching family genealogy and vegetable and flower gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Edna Brown Ewing; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Anne and J. William Gambill, Elkton, MD; 3 grandchildren, Christine Bradfield, Rising Sun, MD, John R. Gambill, Perryville, MD, and Michael K. Gambill, Elkton, MD; 6 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Mr. Ewing was preceded in death by an infant son, F. Russell Ewing, Jr.; 3 brothers, D. Allan Ewing, W. Frank Ewing, and J. Horace Ewing.
Funeral service will be 11 am, Wednesday, November 13, at Rock Presbyterian Church, Fair Hill, MD, where family and friends may call after 10 am. Interment will be in Sharps Cemetery, Fair Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rock Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Shirley Bradley, 268 Gallaher Rd., Elkton, MD 21921.
Arrangements by HICKS HOME FOR FUNERALS, P.A., Elkton, MD
Alma Deen Altfather
Age 86 of Seaford, DE formerly of Columbia, SC died Saturday, November 9, 2002 at Methodist Manor House in Seaford, DE.
Born in Denton, MD, the daughter of the late William B. and Jessie Willis Deen. She was the owner of House of Frames & Paintings in Columbia, SC until retiring in 1980. Mrs. Altfather was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford, DE. She was a graduate of Washington College, Chestertown, MD.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Altfather, Sr., 2 sons, Kenneth W. Altfather, Jr. of Fairport, NY and Larry A. Altfather of Edisto Beach, SC; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and a niece Barbara Ann Kellam of Salisbury, MD.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
Contributions may be made to Epworth Childrens Home, 2900 Mulwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205 or to Caroline Childrens Home, 3201 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29204.
Arr. by WATSON-YATES FUNERAL HOME, Seaford, DE
Carol F. Pemberton Ph. D.
Age 81 of Newark, DE, a retired University of Delaware Research psychologist, died on November 9, 2002 at Christiana Hospital, three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.
She was born on Christmas Day, 1920, in Ithaca, New York, where her father, a South African authority on honeybees was working on his Ph.D. in entomology at Cornell. Carol was raised in South Africa, where she received a BA in English, and a BA and Master's Degree in Psychology from Rhodes University in Grahamstown. She worked during World War II as a welfare officer in a shoe factory, and then as a lecturer in psychology at the University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg. She came to the United States in 1947, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago. It was here that she met Wilfred Pemberton, a fellow graduate student; they were married in 1948. Carol and her husband moved to Newark, Delaware in 1951, and raised four children there. From 1963 until 1985, she worked at the University of Delaware's Office of Institutional Research. She authored a widely publicized 1983 study of academic dishonesty among University students, as well as many other surveys of student and faculty attitudes and post-graduate employment. Her husband, a counseling psychologist at the University of Delaware, died in 1996. An active member of St. Thomas's Episcopal Parish, she served in the church's Stephen Ministry, doing lay counseling. She also served in the church's vestry and on numerous committees. Her interests included drawing and painting, knitting, duplicate bridge, writing her memoirs, and being a good grandmother.
She is survived by a brother, John Lundie, of Pretoria, South Africa; and by her 4 children, Alan Pemberton of Silver Spring, MD, Mahan Kaur Khalsa of Midway, UT, Margot Pemberton of Newark, DE, and Liz Pemberton Windle of Elkton, MD. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Johanna, Greta, Carly, Anna, and Nathan.
Funeral service will be at St. Thomas's Episcopal Parish in Newark, Delaware, on November 30th at 3 pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Thomas's Episcopal Parish or to the Newark Senior Center c/o R. T. FOARD AND JONES FUNERAL HOME, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.